Agile, Adaptive, Resilient, Bold

September 14, 2021 | New York, NY

Facilitators Include:

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Kamalika Sandell, Chief Information Officer
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Kamalika is the Chief Information Officer for the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Prior to joining the New Jersey Institute of Technology, she was the Associate Chief Information Officer, serving as the second in command for the Office of Information Technology. She ran the Enterprise Systems unit within the Office of Information Technology. She has extensive experience running several information technology organizations. Prior to joining AU, she served as Business Information Officer/Director for IT Risk and Information Security at Capital One, a global diversified fortune 500 financial services company. Kamalika has expertise with enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, program management, IT controls and governance, process re-engineering and large scale system implementations.

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Balusamy Arumugam, Managing Director

Balusamy Arumugam is currently the Managing Director for Edgile. He was previously the Head of Global Security Architecture at Mars where he built a team of 9 information security architects responsible for technology strategy, security standards, cloud security enablement, regulatory compliance assessment, and architecture governance for all new projects. He led the Global Customer Identity and Access Management (CIAM) service for all of Mars (120+ brands, 80+ countries, and 100-500M consumer identities) and a team of 60+ architects, project managers, and engineers.

He has extensive experience in leading global transformation projects involving cutting-edge and emerging technology such as AI, machine learning, blockchain, RPA, IoT, cloud transformation, big data/ advanced analytics, and consumer IAM that consistently enhance capabilities, capture new efficiencies, and improve customer experience.

Balusamy is a thought leader in emerging technology and security areas as a research fellow in smart grid security for NBISE, a contributor to the Center for Internet Security, author of whitepapers, and speaker/panelist for numerous CISO/CIO Summits.


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Jim RuttChief Information Officer
Dana Foundation

Jim Rutt is the Chief Information Officer/CISO at the Dana Foundation. His responsibilities include providing strategic planning for information and technology management and overseeing all back-office technology operations necessary to support the Foundation. Jim is an early adopter of cutting edge cloud security solutions, having led Dana through a complete cloud transformation six years ago. Jim has frequently spoken to peer organizations on corporate cybersecurity strategy and risk management, and also advises early-stage technology companies on their business strategy to the financial and healthcare sector.

Jim is a graduate of Stetson University, where he received a B.B.A. degree. He has 24 years of technology experience (spanning financial, healthcare, and pharmaceutical sectors) and has been at Dana for ten years. Jim has presented at multiple CIO and leadership conferences and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal (among other publications) for his view on mobile security and governance. Jim is the former President and Chairman of the Board of Technology Affinity Group (TAG) and is Vice President and Board Director for the New York Metro Chapter of the Cloud Security Alliance, as well as a founding advisory board member of BWG Strategy LLC, a venture partner at 645 Ventures, a Work-Bench Venture Capital Mentor/Advisor, advisor to Lightspeed Ventures, a Silicon Venture capital company, advisor to Vation Ventures, Glilot Partners, and board advisor to multiple startups including Oort, Tala Security, Baffle, Axonius, CloudDefense and Cyvatar, amongst others.

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Ketan Vanjara, Chief Technology Officer

Ketan Vanjara is the CTO and Enterprise Coach at Berkadia. Before Berkadia, he was the Global CIO for Core Banking, SAPIs, and Microservices at HSBC. In addition to working for other MNCs like Microsoft and SunGard, Ketan also ran software startups focused on building mCommerce apps and other software products on mobile platforms. With close to 30 years of experience, he has seen the evolution of technology from punch cards and mainframes, to mid-range, to client-server followed by web, mobile, and now cloud and devices. A futuristic thinker, Ketan has a lot of faith in human potential and strongly believes the future belongs to imagination, inspiration, and collaboration.

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Colin McCarthy, Vice President, Global IT Essence

A Google Workspace and SaaS admin and expert, Colin first saw the power of SaaS in 2005 when he used Writely (became Google Docs) and his own Google Apps domain in 2009. Since then he’s helped Essence grow from 1 office and 60 staff in 2010 to 20 global offices and over 1800 staff by embracing SaaS platforms. Originally from the London area, Colin is now based in NYC, where he manages a global IT support team. He appreciates sharing his knowledge and insight, evangelizing SaaSOps, learning from others, and engaging the community through

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Vlad BrodskyChief Information Officer, SVP of IT Operations and Infrastructure
OTC Markets Group, Inc.

Vlad Brodsky is the Chief Information Security Officer and SVP of IT Operations and Infrastructure at OTC Markets Group, a regulated publicly traded financial institution.

Vlad has a degree in Computer Science and Economics from Brandeis University, an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business, holds the CCISO, CISSP, CRISC, PMP certifications and FINRA Series 7, 24, 99 and SIE licenses.

Vlad is serving his third term as a NY Metro InfraGard Board Member and is also involved with cyber security organizations such NYC CCSI and the Global Cyber Institute.

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Anthony GiandomenicoPractice Director – Digital Forensics and Incident Response

Anthony Giandomenico has 30 years of comprehensive experience as an Executive, Entrepreneur, Mentor, and Security Consultant for companies within information security across all industries. In his current position at Fortinet, he is responsible for all aspects of the Digital Forensics and Incident Response services including P&L, marketing activities, service delivery, and new service development. He has presented, trained, and mentored various security concepts and strategies and media outlets.

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Chris Cochran, Creative Director, Media

Chris Cochran is the Creative Director of Media at Axonius by day and producer/ host of the award-winning Hacker Valley Studio podcast by night. Chris is prior active duty US Marine Corps intelligence, which led him to a career in cybersecurity. He has dedicated that career to building and leading advanced cybersecurity missions at organizations such as the National Security Agency, US Cyber Command, Mandiant, and Netflix. His ultimate passion is finding and amplifying human stories in cybersecurity to inspire and enlighten our community.

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